Kanye West could have been the headliner at this year’s Coachella, but there was one problem: the festival organizers wouldn’t completely redesign the layout of the venue to accommodate a giant dome Kanye wanted them to build for him because the main stage, one of the largest in North America, wasn’t big enough for him according to Billboard.
When senior executives from Coachella parent Goldenvoice explained that the dome would be impossible to build in four months and would require the AEG-owned concert promoter to rearrange the entire festival site and remove a large section of portable bathrooms, West became irritated, declaring that he was an artist with a creative vision who shouldn’t be spending his time talking about port-a-potties.
A source tells Billboard that West had taken the call while on vacation with his family and said it was Goldenvoice’s responsibility to deal with the bathrooms. He then hung up abruptly, sources said.
This is apparently not just a one-time thing, this is Kanye’s “no brown M&Ms.” Kanye cancelled at least one other show because they refused to build him a giant dome.
Billboard has learned that West was close to landing a headliner slot at Governors Ball in New York, only to have promoters turn down his last-minute dome request and part ways a day before the lineup was announced.
I’ve been thinking about why Kanye wants this giant dome so much, and here’s what I’ve landed on: he wants to fight Drake to the death in it. It’s going to be Thunderdome for the world’s least-intimidating rappers. “Two softboys enter, one softboy leaves!”
Source link : https://theblemish.com/2019/01/kanye-west-wants-giant-dome-but-coachella-refused/
Author : Eric Karnes
Publish date : 2019-01-14 09:18:39